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2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2015-2017 Murano, 2015-2016 Murano Hybrid recalled for fire risk
2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2015-2017 Murano, 2015-2016 Murano Hybrid recalled for fire risk

Nissan has announced a recall of more than 120,000 cars and crossovers from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may be prone to catch fire. The problem stems from an anti-lock braking system actuator pump...Read More»

2017 Nissan Pathfinder
Updated 2017 Nissan Pathfinder priced at $30,890

The refreshed 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is just now arriving in the automaker's dealership showrooms, where it carries a modest base price increase over the 2016 model—just $160 more for the entry-level Pathfinder S with standard front-wheel drive. That means that the least expensive Pathfinder...Read More»

2017 Nissan Titan
2017 Nissan Titan comes out swinging with 5 year/100,000 mile warranty, starts at $34,780

Over the summer, General Motors launched a series of ads attacking the Ford F-150. The commercials did nothing to boost Chevrolet or GMC truck sales--in fact, both dipped--but shoppers did turn their heads a couple of weeks later when GM turned to incentives. Lesson learned: walking the walk is...Read More»

2017 Nissan Armada, Press Drive, Carmel, California, July 2016
Nissan undercuts Ford Expedition, Chevy Tahoe with 2017 Armada pricing

Nissan's new behemoth of an SUV is just hitting dealership showrooms, where interested buyers will find a lineup (or an Armada, if you will) of choices ranging from $45,395 to over $60,000 for a fully loaded model. That's a big increase over the last Armada sold here—the 2015 version was...Read More»

Trinity, professional hacker [from The Matrix]
Latest worry for Volkswagen owners: Wireless hack can unlock millions of Audis, Porsches, VWs

If you're a Volkswagen owner, you've probably spent the last 11 months worrying about Dieselgate. Even folks who don't own diesels have been deeply concerned about the resale value of their VWs because of the black eye the brand has received in the press. Owners of Audi, Porsche, and other marques...Read More»

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Mitsubishi: Fuel economy fibs blamed on company-wide problems

Mitsubishi has been in the headlines for the past several months due to decades of falsified fuel economy stats. The automaker recently funded an investigation to uncover the root of the problem, and it appears that the problem is the company itself. All of it. No stranger to scandals, Mitsubishi's...Read More»

2016 Nissan X-Trail Hybrid (model sold in Japan)
Nissan sells a car exclusively via Twitter

Well, Nissan has gone and done it--or rather, one of its Spanish dealers has. The company's Antamotor dealership in La Coruña, Spain, has sold a new car exclusively through Twitter. It's apparently the first time in Europe that such a feat has been achieved. The sale was done as part of a...Read More»

2017 Nissan Titan
Nissan adds single cab to revamped Titan truck lineup

Nissan is expanding its Titan full-size pickup truck lineup for 2017 with a new single cab model largely aimed at commercial users. The automaker will offer the Titan Single Cab in both standard and XD configurations. Although the two configurations share a cab design, interior, and 8-foot bed, the...Read More»

2016 Nissan Sentra
2016 Nissan Sentra recalled for electrical glitch

Nissan is recalling select Nissan Sentra vehicles from the 2016 model year to fix a potential electrical problem that could boost the chances of a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the terminal pin on the Sentra's engine room harness may be too large to...Read More»

Nissan ProPILOT
Nissan unveils ProPILOT, its answer to Tesla's Autopilot: video

Back in 2014, Nissan provided a timeline for the rollout of its autonomous car technology. Today, the company proved that it's sticking to that timeline: at a press conference, Nissan announced that its ProPILOT semi-autonomous driving software will be available in Japan next month. Like Tesla's...Read More»

2016 Nissan Sentra
2016 Nissan Sentra, Leaf recalled to fix faulty airbags

Nissan is recalling more than 4,000 Leaf and Sentra vehicles from the 2016 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could disable passenger-side airbags. The problem is rooted in a wiring harness...Read More»

2017 Nissan Pathfinder
2017 Nissan Pathfinder adds power, new look, safety tech

Family crossovers are competitive like late-night arm wrestling tournaments between siblings during summer break. In that regard, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder just strapped in for the fierce family fracas. Whether it does enough to go over the top will be up to buyers later this year. This year's...Read More»

Incoming GM CEO Mary Barra and the winners of the 2014 NACOTY awards
Honda, Kia, Nissan, Toyota shamed for lack of women in leadership roles

In late 2013, General Motors announced that it was giving its top job to Mary Barra. It was very, very big news. Barra had plenty of fans, plenty of credentials, and as if that weren't enough to make her appointment noteworthy, Barra was the first woman to take the reins of a major automaker. At...Read More»

Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept electric two-seat coupe, 2012 Detroit Auto Show
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: VW sales plummet, but Audi & Porsche are bringing home das bacon

It's been a relatively slow couple of weeks on the Volkswagen Dieselgate front, but that'll change within the next few days. By June 21, Volkswagen will unveil its plan to fix and/or buy back some 482,000 2.0-liter Audi and VW U.S. diesels equipped with emissions-test-cheating devices. (No word yet...Read More»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder
2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder recalled for brake light problem

Nissan is recalling select 2013 and 2014 Nissan Pathfinder crossovers to fix a problem with the models' brake lights. Nearly 80,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. are affected by the recall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Pathfinder's problem is rooted in its...Read More»

Inflated airbag
New Takata recalls affect 1.5M Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infiniti, Saab, Subaru vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted a slew of new recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. All of these new recalls involve replacement of passenger-side devices. Though information about some of these recalls has already been published by individual automakers...Read More»

Tetsuro Aikawa (YouTube screencap)
Mitsubishi president steps down

In news that's sure to surprise absolutely no one, Mitsubishi's president and COO, Tetsuro Aikawa, has announced his resignation. Accompanying him on his walk of shame is executive vice president Ryugo Nakao. The announcement was made via press release and at a news conference held today in Japan...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Aveo (Mexico)
In Latin America, why are some automakers skimping on safety?

In today’s U.S. car market, any passenger vehicle you choose meets a minimum for keeping you and your family safe. While the amount of active-safety wizardry offered in new vehicles does vary significantly, you can be assured that your vehicle will have stability control systems and anti-lock...Read More»

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Nissan takes controlling stake in Mitsubishi for $2.2 billion

Hot on the heels of yesterday's stunning revelation that Mitsubishi Motors probably lied about fuel economy stats on all of its Japanese-market vehicles comes word that the troubled automaker has sold a controlling stake of its shares to Nissan. The deal includes Nissan's purchase of 506.6 million...Read More»

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